Man accused of November fatal drunk-driving crash indicted by grand jury

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THIBODAUX, La. (BRPROUD) — A man accused of killing three young women in a drunk driving incident in November has been indicted by a grand jury.

On Jan. 13, 39-year-old Joey Paul Clement of Chackbay was indicted on three counts of vehicular homicide and one count of fourth offense driving while intoxicated, according to Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell.

The district attorney said Clement pled not guilty during his Jan. 14 arraignment. His next appearance in court is scheduled for April 12, 2022.

On November 20, 2021, Louisiana State Police (LSP) began its investigation into a fatal two-vehicle crash on Hwy 20 in Chackbay. The three victims were identified by LSP as 19-year-old Lily Dufrene, 18-year-old Hali Coss, and 18-year-old Michalia Bowling — all from Luling.

According to LSP’s investigation, Clement’s Ford F-150 crossed the centerline and hit the victims’ SUV head-on.

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